This Drawing Room window-pier table, with card-table concealed beneath its hinged top, reflects the elegant George III Roman style of the 1770s and is flower-inlaid in the French manner. Its plinth-supported and herm-tapered legs are capped by tablets of trompe l'oeil flutes, and evoke sacrificial tripod pilasters, while an Homeric veil-draped urn labels its projecting frieze tablet and recalls the Etruscan Columbarium (vase-chamber) style, as promoted by the architects Robert Adam (d.1792) and James Wyatt (d.1813). Related veil-draped urn motifs featured on a pier-commode table that has been attributed to the Golden Square firm of Mayhew and Ince and to a table in the Gillow 1784 Estimate Sketch Book (see L. Wood, Catalogue of Commodes: The Lady Lever Art Gallery, London, 1994, fig. 214; and L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800 Royston, 1995, fig. 9).